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Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)

Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)

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Fantasy blends with fiction in this ethereal black and white drama set in the 1950s, and following outsider icon James Dean (James Preston) on his rise to fame. Dan Glenn, Robert Gant, Erin Daniels and Edward Singletary co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Dan Glenn
as The Roommate
Erin Daniels
as The Roommate's Mother
Robert Gant
as The Famous Director

Critic Reviews for Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The movie is art and borders on art-film pretentiousness here and there, but there's no question that it's also mesmerizing and sexy.

July 16, 2013 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A prologue featuring French poet Rimbaud underlines Mishory's vision of the American actor as part of a line of iconoclastic artists. But his pre-fame Dean seems more sullen brat than talented maverick.

January 22, 2013 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

Mishory's film walks the same forlorn street as that of Bruce Weber's 1988 Chet Baker documentary, Let's Get Lost, and shares its palpable fascination for an iconic individual cursed by both beauty and artistic genius.

July 16, 2013 | Full Review…
Windy City Times

Matthew Mishory's A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951, some will argue, is a triumph of style over substance.

July 16, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
PopMatters

Its beauty is marred whenever it opens its mouth.

January 22, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean

½

A portrait of pre-fame James Dean as a poetry-quoting bisexual gigolo who dabbles in S&M. Beautifully shot but badly acted, this is celebrity necrophilia dressed up in the shroud of Art.

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